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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Do you have a Wake Schedule set up by any chance? System Preferences --> Energy Saver --> Schedule...

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@DanTechMedia

Do you need Reminders on this system as opposed to just using your phone or whaever for notifications? I had to re-disable all Notification Center items, all Reminders, and all Widgets because the latest Mojave update reset all of those annoyances.
 
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@CaseySJ I am upgrading from i5 9600k TO i9 9900k; is there anything I need to do other than swapping the CPU?
Cheers
 
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I hosed my Thunderbolt chip up when I tried to flash it on my Designare Motherboard. I've been looking for a replacement board, but they are nowhere to be found. Is there another motherboard that works well with i9's and has TB3, or is there a PCIe TB3 card that you recommend?
 
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Please try the attached OC.zip for the Z390 AORUS Master.
  • Copy serial numbers into PlatformInfo before use.
Changes made:
  • Replaced OpenHfsPlus.efi with HfsPlus.efi. At this time we should not use OpenHfsPlus.efi.
  • Disabled SIP by setting it to FF0F0000. You may change this back to 00000000 if the system is stable.
Question:
  • Why does OC folder contain the file BOOTx64.efi? This file should be in EFI/BOOT folder.

Thanks. I will try this after I go home.

bootx64.efi placed under OC folder because I have Windows/Linux using the same esp partition. They like to overwrite bootx64.efi. So I placed it here.

After I flashed NVM 50 firmware, it seems much stable now. But it seems there is no way of flashing the NVM firmware on Designare.
 
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Fortunately swapping CPU is truly plug and play. No EFI changes needed.
Sounds great! So I don’t need to change the product name/model?
 
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@CaseySJ, I finally found the real problem - the real problem is the famous XMP freeze is coming back to 11.3.

Both my computer have Radeon VII and Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL 8GBx4. If I enable XMP, even if I set the memory frequency to DDR-3000, it will freeze. If I turn off XMP, It won't freeze now.

I don't know if this XMP problem is on Corsair or Corsair + Radeon VII.

Maybe some other people using ENGEANCE RGB PRO SL can prove if the XMP+3600 will cause the freeze. If not, then this must be caused by Radeon VII and Corsair combination.
 
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Wait, it still freezes, just after I posted reply. I even tried to set Thunderbolt to disabled, and remove the SSDT, and using your OC 0.6.9 EFI with my own serial.

All freeze...

It almost drive me crazy now.
 
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Sounds great! So I don’t need to change the product name/model?
Nope! You'll just want to clear your CMOS and redo your BIOS settings to accomodate the new CPU.
 
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